The luxury watch brand had two record-breaking watch auctions this year
Patek Philippe wraps up the year with two record-breaking lots in both the contemporary and vintage categories.
Patek's Grandmaster Chime reference 6300A claimed the title of the most expensive wristwatch ever sold at Christie's Geneva Only watch auction on November 9. Proceeds from the record 31 million Swiss franc (US$31 million) sale will go towards funding research for Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
In stainless steel with two dials, the watch features a perpetual calendar and a minute repeater, and was newly crafted to be auctioned at this sale.
Just two weeks later, the vintage Patek Philippe "L'Heure Bleue" Ref. 2523 set the record at Christies' Hong Kong for the most expensive timepiece ever auctioned in Asia. An unnamed collector paid just over US$9 million for this world timer. Circa 1953, the piece features a blue enamel dial with Patek Philippe's and prestigious Milan retailer Gobbi's signatures.
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